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134 new influenza cases in South Dakota

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Health officials say the influenza virus is ramping up in South Dakota, with 134 new confirmed cases last week, nearly doubling the season’s total. State epidemiologist Lon Kightlinger says most flu cases in South Dakota are from the H3 virus that spreads quickly and comes with severe symptoms. Kightlinger says...
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Lynyrd Skynyrd at the SD State Fair Sept. 2nd 2017

HURON SD – Classic rock fans have reason to be excited about  the 2017 SD State Fair. SD State Fair manager Peggy Besch has announced a veteran rock act has been added to the Grandstand.     The announcement  means there is one slot remaining in the Grandstand line-up. Earlier this  month, the Fair...
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Results of Attorney General’s 6th Annual Legislative Shooting Contest

PIERRE, S.D – “South Dakota enjoys, respects, and protects the fundamental right of the state and our law abiding citizens to bear arms. The Attorney General’s Legislative Shootout is intended to support our constitutional rights, test legislator’s marksmanship and raise money for important causes,” said Attorney General Jackley. Legislators donate to a charity and...
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Fire Dept. Requests Help Clearing Hydrants

PIERRE, S.D. – To help keep the community safe during the snowy months, the Pierre Volunteer Fire Department needs your help. The volunteers are asking people to clear snow away from fire hydrants. The fire department relies on the hydrants to supply water while fighting fires, and they use line-of-sight to locate the hydrants...
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Full Senate to take up voter-approved ethics overhaul repeal

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Senate plans to take up a Republican-backed bill that would sweep away a government ethics overhaul approved by voters in November. The chamber on Thursday is scheduled to consider the bill, which would repeal the ballot initiative that created an ethics commission, public campaign funding and limitations...
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Interstate 90 open again in South Dakota

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A portion of Interstate 90 is open once again in central South Dakota. I-90 between Kadoka and Chamberlain was closed due to heavy snow and gusty winds on Tuesday evening and remained closed overnight. The interstate was re-opened Wednesday morning. Officials say snow and strong winds are still making travel...
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North Dakota faces spread of influenza virus

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – With 455 cases of influenza statewide, some North Dakota hospitals are restricting visitors. Nearly 18 percent of the flu cases are in the Bismarck-Mandan area. Due to the high volume of flu cases Sanford Medical Center and CHI St. Alexius in Bismarck began restricting its visitors on Tuesday. Bismarck-Burleigh Health...
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2016 Elks Aviation Day!!

The Snow Will Not Stop The Pierre Elks Aviation Day Today 1pm-4pm at the Discovery Center

PIERRE SD -  The Fourth Annual Aviation Day will be held today as planned January 25 from 1pm to 4 pm at the South Dakota Discovery Center in Pierre, South Dakota. The Pierre Elks Lodge Number 1953 is hosting the Fourth Aviation Day at the  South Dakota Discovery Center at 805 West Sioux in...
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Gov. Daugaard Appoints Marli Wiese To District 8 House Seat

PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced today that he will appoint Marli Wiese of Madison to the South Dakota State House of Representatives. Wiese will be sworn in as a state representative on Tuesday, Jan. 31. “I thank Marli Wiese for agreeing, on short notice, to accept this appointment,” said Gov. Daugaard. “I know...
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Snow Alert for City of Pierre Lifted – 9 Vehicles ticketed and towed

PIERRE, S.D. – The City of Pierre has lifted the Snow Alert that was issued. Plowing of Emergency Snow Routes is complete and on-street parking on snow routes is permissible. City street crews are now focusing their operations on residential areas. Roads remain slippery.  Please drive with caution. Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster reported...
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